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Kenmore 70 series dryer control/timer knob doesn't turn when running

The control knob no longer turns while the dryer is running. The dryer still heats up and drys the clothes, but if I don't turn the dryer off manually, it will run forever (and eventually overheat, I assume). How do I fix this? Replace the control knob mechanism?

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  • mproland Nov 29, 2008

    Same problem. The dryer dries the clothes, but the timer does not turn to end the drying cycle. The clothes keep drying until the door is opened.

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THE TIMER HAS A SMALL DRIVE MOTOR THAT TURNS THE TIMER AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS FOR DIFFERENT CYCLES AND VARIES FROM BRAND TO BRAND BUT EITHER WAY YOU MUST REPLACE THE TIMER , EXPENSIVE FIX IF THE DRYER IS WORTH IT THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM

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